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ShieldWatch
Version: 1.0.4
by: guyofgarithos [More]
ShieldWatch will add a bar to your screen displaying the total amount of damage you can absorb with spells such as Power Word: Shield, or Death Strike's Blood Shield (examples, covers any shield buff with a fixed absorb amount). It can be locked/unlocked as well as resized. It gets shields by reading your buff tooltips, very lightweight.

ShieldWatch commands:
/shieldwatch - show help
/shieldwatch [lock/unlock] - sets bar's moving state
/shieldwatch setwidth (50-250) - set bar's width
/shieldwatch setheight (16-80) - set bar's height

Sadly I will be taking a break from WoW, so I will not be able to update my addons. I hope to be back soon, but until then, anyone who creates addons, please feel free to take over it.
1.0.3 - Sunday, May 15
Added shield timer to right side of bar, displaying the remaining time on your shortest-duration shield.

1.0.2 - Tuesday, May 10
Added a shield count to left side of bar, displaying the number of shields you have up.

1.0.1 - Thursday, May 5
Call me stupid, but I was under the impression there was a maximum of 16 buffs. ShieldWatch didn't read any buffs past the 16th. Increased this to 40.
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Re: Font Outline?

Originally posted by grouchington
Any way to outline the font and or make it bigger?

Cool addon, tyvm :-]
I'll work on that, sounds good.
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Thumbs up Font Outline?

Any way to outline the font and or make it bigger?

Cool addon, tyvm :-]
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Originally posted by techno-geek
Great addon idea! I plan on trying it out later when I get home. My only question: why are you using fuzzy logic to extract absorb values out of Buff Icon tooltips instead of using the combat log? Aren't tooltips fairly unreliable? Otherwise, keep up the good work.
The reason for that is that I don't really know how to read the combat log, and reading buffs is easy enough. It works for most of them.
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Great addon idea! I plan on trying it out later when I get home. My only question: why are you using fuzzy logic to extract absorb values out of Buff Icon tooltips instead of using the combat log? Aren't tooltips fairly unreliable? Otherwise, keep up the good work.
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Originally posted by Devius
Let me clarify cause my post probably confused you. Unglyphed you don't get a buff at all. Only totems are protected.
When it is glyphed, the tooltip of the buff only sais : Absorbs Damage.
The number is only displayed on the description of the spell after you glyph it (spell tooltips change when you glyph the spells).

So the way the addon works, it cannot display the shield for stoneclaw unless blizzard fixes the buff tooltip.


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I made a post on European forums for it (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2098312334). If someone whould be kind enough to make a post on US forums as well for a chance to get more attention.

Also asking here too. If someone is on PTR and the tooltip is fixed please let us know.
Ah, I see that now. I misread it as being the tooltip for the buff. Sorry it won't work for the stoneclaw totem, but the update should keep it from giving an error.
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Originally posted by guyofgarithos
Good suggestions. I don't think I'll be going with any that focus on 1 shield since I'm displaying the total of all of them. I could add the remaining time for the shortest remaining shield.

On the subject of stoneclaw totem, if it displays the damage absorbed in the tooltip I don't know what could cause that error... Does it still happen?

Actually... un-glyphed you say it says "Absorbs damage." That could make the shield value return nil. Either way, I've added checking for nil shield values so if you update it shouldn't happen again.
Let me clarify cause my post probably confused you. Unglyphed you don't get a buff at all. Only totems are protected.
When it is glyphed, the tooltip of the buff only sais : Absorbs Damage.
The number is only displayed on the description of the spell after you glyph it (spell tooltips change when you glyph the spells).

So the way the addon works, it cannot display the shield for stoneclaw unless blizzard fixes the buff tooltip.


Edit:
I made a post on European forums for it (http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2098312334). If someone whould be kind enough to make a post on US forums as well for a chance to get more attention.

Also asking here too. If someone is on PTR and the tooltip is fixed please let us know.
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Originally posted by Devius
On a different note since you're asking for suggestions, what about all the classics:
In game config with sharedmedia support for bar textures and fonts.
Some announcement option for when the bar drops bellow a settable threshold and/or when it fades.
Output options for the announcement for chat, error text, msbt, sct, and blizzards FBT.
Profiles.

Other features I'd like to see are :
A timer for the buff
Bar colors (with option to change them if possible) based on the type of dmg absorbed (red for physical blue for frost etc)

I know it's a lot and I don't demand any. Love the addon just the way it is, plain and simple. Just making the comment since you're asking for suggestions in the front page.
Good suggestions. I don't think I'll be going with any that focus on 1 shield since I'm displaying the total of all of them. I could add the remaining time for the shortest remaining shield.

On the subject of stoneclaw totem, if it displays the damage absorbed in the tooltip I don't know what could cause that error... Does it still happen?

Actually... un-glyphed you say it says "Absorbs damage." That could make the shield value return nil. Either way, I've added checking for nil shield values so if you update it shouldn't happen again.
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On a different note since you're asking for suggestions, what about all the classics:
In game config with sharedmedia support for bar textures and fonts.
Some announcement option for when the bar drops bellow a settable threshold and/or when it fades.
Output options for the announcement for chat, error text, msbt, sct, and blizzards FBT.
Profiles.

Other features I'd like to see are :
A timer for the buff
Bar colors (with option to change them if possible) based on the type of dmg absorbed (red for physical blue for frost etc)

I know it's a lot and I don't demand any. Love the addon just the way it is, plain and simple. Just making the comment since you're asking for suggestions in the front page.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Stoneclaw

Originally posted by guyofgarithos
Not quite, no. I want to know what the actual in-game tooltip for the glyphed stoneclaw totem buff says. I would guess that it says something about absorbing damage without giving a number. That would give an argument of 'nil' to 'sub.'
Exact in game buff is :

Stoneclaw Totem
Absorbs Damage.

After glyph the following line is added to the in game tooltip of the totem:

...and grands you a shield that absorbs up to 16572 damage.

Also the tooltip does not change depending on gear it's fixed at 16572 dmg
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http://www.wowhead.com/spell=5730

Shield absorbs 4143 damage on the totems at lvl 85.

http://www.wowhead.com/spell=63298

Glyph adds shield to player 4 times that original amount.


Use the slider on the first link and it shows that it changes the amount absorbed, but that might just be a bug in wowheads data. I don't think they have made Stoneclaw scale, which is something they should do.
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Re: Re: Re: Stoneclaw

Originally posted by the_sober
http://www.wowhead.com/item=45778

idk if is that what you want see.
Not quite, no. I want to know what the actual in-game tooltip for the glyphed stoneclaw totem buff says. I would guess that it says something about absorbing damage without giving a number. That would give an argument of 'nil' to 'sub.'
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Re: Re: Stoneclaw

Originally posted by guyofgarithos
I don't have a shaman high enough level to test this. Could you tell me exactly what the tooltip says on the buff?
http://www.wowhead.com/item=45778

idk if is that what you want see.
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Re: Stoneclaw

Originally posted by the_sober
problem with glyphed stoneclaw totem. Can solve?

Message: Interface\AddOns\ShieldWatch\ShieldWatch.lua:97: bad argument #1 to 'sub' (number expected, got nil)
Time: 05/08/11 19:06:40
Count: 453
Stack: [C]: ?
[C]: in function `sub'
Interface\AddOns\ShieldWatch\ShieldWatch.lua:97: in function `scanBuffs'
Interface\AddOns\ShieldWatch\ShieldWatch.lua:137: in function <Interface\AddOns\ShieldWatch\ShieldWatch.lua:124>

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I don't have a shaman high enough level to test this. Could you tell me exactly what the tooltip says on the buff?
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Stoneclaw

problem with glyphed stoneclaw totem. Can solve?

Message: Interface\AddOns\ShieldWatch\ShieldWatch.lua:97: bad argument #1 to 'sub' (number expected, got nil)
Time: 05/08/11 19:06:40
Count: 453
Stack: [C]: ?
[C]: in function `sub'
Interface\AddOns\ShieldWatch\ShieldWatch.lua:97: in function `scanBuffs'
Interface\AddOns\ShieldWatch\ShieldWatch.lua:137: in function <Interface\AddOns\ShieldWatch\ShieldWatch.lua:124>

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Originally posted by gossipgirlxo
does this cover mage's mana shield and ice barrier?
Yes, it covers any buff with the word "absorb" in its tooltip.
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